This month on Trainer Tip Tuesday we will be discussing considerations when you are using the hip abduction machine. The hip abduction machine can be one of the most effective ways to improve the strength and mobility of your hips, but only if you are using the machine correctly.
One thing that needs to be considered when doing hip abduction is the position of your trunk and spine. Oftentimes people will shift through their trunk in order to try to get more range of motion, but what are the potential risks of doing this?
When doing hip abduction, make sure the trunk and spine stay stable throughout the motion to keep the focus of the exercise on the hips, and specifically the outer hip muscles. Any shifting throughout other areas of your body, including your trunk, can not only make this exercise less effective for your hip muscles, but increase the chance of injury for those other areas, too.
Check out all of the details in this week’s episode of Trainer Tip Tuesday, and be sure to tune back in next week as we discuss more considerations when using the hip abduction machine.